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70-300DL Macro Super autofocus problem

My Sigma 70-300 autofocus has stopped working on my Canon EOS 3000. There is a little buzz as it seems to try to work, but nothing happens. The main 28-90 Canon autofocus lens is still working OK. I've tried cleaning the contacts on both the lens and the camera but no go. The manual focus works OK still. Any advice? It's several years old now and I mainly use a digital camera now but it's a pity - a good lens.

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    I have a Canon EOS Rebel and a Quantaray 70-300mm with the same problem using auto focus. The camera won't focus and makes a buzzing sound. Any suggestions?

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It is likely that the lens will need parts. Sigma is not the best for repair parts. Typically, the small nylon gears that control the AF break. It is still a useful piece in manual focus. Repair costs would likely exceed its value.

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